Prepare the Way

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The Second Sunday of Advent opens with the cry of John the Baptist out of the wilderness: ‘Prepare the Way’. This cry is intended to pierce our hearts so that we may be ready for the new unfolding life of ‘the God who is to come’.

December 09, 2018 Read More

Tuesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 30 The Correction of Young Children
Mass: Ph 2:5-11; Resp Ps 22; Lk 14:15-24


Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus.
Jesus begins today's parable, 'A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many ...' Will we s

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November 06, 2018 Read More

Monday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time

Lectio Divina
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 29 The Readmission of Any Who Leave the Monastery
Mass: Ph 2:1-4; Resp Ps 131; Lk 14:12-14


Do not invite your friends or your brothers or sisters or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors. 
If, by the grace of God, I have reached the point in

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November 05, 2018 Read More

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church (1090-1153)

Lectio Divina
Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 64:1-6 The Election of an Abbess or Abbot
Mass: 
For the Solemnity of St Bernard: Ws 7:7-10, 15-16;; Resp Ps 18; Ph 3:17-4:1; Jn 17:20-26
For the Feria: Ezk 24:15-24; Resp Ps (Dt 32); Mt 19:16-22


St Mary Magdalene, St Benedict, St Bernard of Clai
August 20, 2018 Read More

Walk humbly

Lectio Divina
Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Saint Bridget of Sweden (d. 1373): Patron Saint of Europe with St Benedict, Sts Cyril and Methodius, St Catherine of Siena, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 44:13-19
Mass: Mi 6:1-4, 6-8; Resp Ps 50; Mt 12:38-42


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